Grand Opening at Land of Nod in Orange County

*This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Land of Nod, but all my opinions are my own.

Last Thursday night, I was invited to a pre-Grand Opening party at the new Land of Nod in Costa Mesa. I was super excited because I had been eyeing a few things from their awesome catalog, and the new location is very close to my house. Before the store opened, I followed their Instagram account to see to progress of the store being stocked and decorated. I loved seeing the progress of the painted brick wall behind their cash register area. I may have taken a picture of the awesome colorful wall as soon as I walked into the store that night.

Land of Nod Grand Opening-Orange County, CA
I love how Land of nod styled the store. They don’t really do the super matchy-matchy look for their children’s furniture and decor. They go with a more mixed vintage style. I loved the traditional beds like the Jenny Lind and the simple bunks. I usually lean toward basics for my son’s furniture which gives me more luxury to get creative with bedding and other decor in the room. Plus, kids are super finicky and change their minds over the years.

Raspberry Jenny Lind Furniture at Land of NodJenny Lind Bed (Rasperberry), Jenny Lind Nightstand (Raspberry), and Jenny Lind Bookcase (Raspberry)

Isn’t that gallery wall in the photo above, fantastic? I love all of the different themes and prints used. It is funky, but it works!

I love good quality bedding because it lasts. The Land of Nod has some great prints and patterns that mix and match. Plus they are not too theme-y. The fun stripes, bold colors, and cute prints were great. I almost wish that everything came in California King, so that I could get the bedding for our master bedroom.

Bedding at Land of NodOk, I have a little secret to admit. Yes, Land of Nod is children’s decor and furniture, but can I say that I saw many things within the store that I could use for myself, in other parts of our home. How fun are these random colored storage bins? Wouldn’t they look great in a home office or craft room?

Storage Containers at Land of Nod

Land of Nod really wants you to be able to enjoy yourself while shopping in their store. They have the decor, furniture, and beds accessible. They encourage you and your children to try out the furniture, feel the texture of the bedding, sit at the desks, and play with the toys while you are in there. The best part is that they have stations with toys to play with and even coloring/drawing supplies for the kids.

Children's Activity Area at Land of Nod

While I was enjoying and checking out all of the fun things in the store, I was able to catch up with friends, new and old. I carpool-ed to the event with Sharon, and met up with Amy while we were there. We took some fun photobooth photos that night. I guess I didn’t get the message that you can’t make the same smile in every photo, oops! And I may have a thing for bright and/or rainbow colors, just look at my dress that I wore that night.

I saw many other people but ummm I’m a slacker and obviously didn’t get any photos with them, silly me. But I did chat a lot, I promise. I’m not that much of a wallflower.
Sharon, Amy, and I at The Land of Nod Opening Party at South Coast Plaza.So with all of the amazing things that the store has to offer, did I make any purchases that night? But of course! Really there were too many things to chose from, but alas I have a super small house, which already has a lot of crap, I mean stuff in it.

I picked up a cute pirate pillow for my son’s bed. It is a charcoal color and it totally fits in his room. Like I said before, home office and craft room storage = yes, with the three-tier flea market bin, which has nothing in it, just quite yet. And the best purchase of them all, a rainbow throw blanket. There were three of us that purchased the throw blanket, Kyla, Elizabeth, and me..we all had to have it. I wasn’t quite sure about what my husband would think of the rainbow blanket, but he loved it. He said that it is perfect for our couches and super soft! Which is a win in my book!

My Land of Nod Purchases

I already have a mental shopping list in my head for the future. Seriously, I can’t wait to visit Land of Nod soon!

Land of Nod is also having a “WIN A ROOM” Sweepstakes!

The Land of Nod Win a Room Sweepstakes runs from now until 11:59 PM CT June 17, 2013.

GRAND PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE:

One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won. The Grand Prize winner will receive a Room designed by The Land of Nod, including:

(1) Design consultation with The Land of Nod design team.

(2) Room makeover with selected product from The Land of Nod.

(3) Feature in The Land of Nod Real Families section of an upcoming Catalog.

Total ARV of the Grand Prize is $4,000.

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Disclosure: This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Land of Nod, but all my opinions are my own. #PMedia #NODinCA http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.

4 comments
MeganF
MeganF

I to wish that the bedding came in Cal King. SO much more fun than the stuff we have to choose from...

Sharon Garofalow
Sharon Garofalow

How did I miss you taking home that tiered wire basket?  I really want it.  Looks like I'll be making a return trip...

angryjuliemonday
angryjuliemonday moderator

@Sharon Garofalow The tiered basket was at the front of the store. I asked about it right away. They got me a box from the back and held it at the cashier desk. I’m smart like that.